SPACEBRIDGE DELIVERED LARGE SCALE CELLULAR BACKHAUL OVER SATELLITE PLATFORM TO THE LARGEST MNO IN AFRICA
SpaceBridge delivered its ASAT II ™ platform to the largest MNO in Africa that operates over majority African countries and Middle East to enable fast deployment of 2G BTS’ and 4G eNodeB cells providing backhaul connectivity over satellite to unserved remote areas without or limited cellular coverage.
Feb 24, 2020, — Montreal, Canada — SpaceBridge (www.spacebridge.com) a global market leader and supplier of multiservice broadband satellite communications systems technology, advanced HTS VSAT platforms, Cloud based managed services, SCPC and broadcast modems, was selected and delivered its solution for 2G/4G mobile cellular backhaul over satellite network to the African largest mobile network operator (MNO) for servicing the unserved remote areas and replace currently installed technology.
The delivered satellite backhauling solution, equipped with SpaceBridge’s WaveSwitch™ patented technology offering VSAT stations that on-a-fly can switch between SCPC, A-SCPC or MF-TDMA waveforms. The integration between SpaceBridge satellite platform, eNodeB terrestrial equipment and the MNO allows the satellite band to adjust to the cellular traffic growth. Such flexibility will enable the population to receive the adequate service for years to come and at the same time at better transmission quality, providing faster Internet access for sending pictures, videos, texts and superior voice communications.
For MNO, various communication protocols, network security, Abis/GTP traffic optimization and TCP acceleration inside the GTP tunnels are important features required for successful 2G/4G deployment. SpaceBridge embedded optimization software allowed for space segment savings of up to 35%, as well as the use of Layer 2 and the ability to prioritize data transmission between Control Plane, Management protocols and user traffic with a large amount of packets per second as key features of SpaceBridge Cellular Backhaul equipment that allowed the mobile operator to fully meet its network growth requirements.
Founded in 1988, SpaceBridge™ Inc., is an established supplier and global market leader in multiservice broadband satellite communications systems solutions. Previously known as Advantech SatNet, a division of Advantech Wireless Inc., and comprised essentially from amalgamation of Spar Aerospace/EMS Technologies’ SatNet division and Spacebridge Networks, the company after divestiture of RF business took back the SpaceBridge name to better reflect its current core business focus. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, SpaceBridge™ is well positioned to meet the demands of today’s global market, with worldwide sales and support offices focused on an unwavering commitment to our customers’ experiences, combined with innovative, award-winning, advanced technologies. The company develops and provides satellite network equipment and cloud based managed services, including VSAT platforms, HUBs and Terminals for Point-to-Multi-Point and Mesh topologies, as well as SCPC Point-to-Point for High-Throughput GEO, MEO and LEO satellites (HTS) and constellations and broadcast Multistream DVB-S2X multiplexors/modulators and professional demodulators/de-multiplexors.
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